IRS Issues Further Details on Postponed Filing Dates

Notice 2020-23; Expanded Federal tax filing and payment relief on account of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) emergency. The Treasury Department and IRS are providing additional relief to taxpayers, postponing until July 15, 2020, a variety of tax form filings and payment obligations that are due between April 1, 2020 and July 15, 2020.  Associated interest, […]

SBA Expands List of PPP Lenders, Federal Reserve Also Acts

The SBA has issued new instructions to allow non-bank lenders to offer loans under the PPP.  Information for new prospective lenders is available clicking here, and companies can find a lender in their area by visiting the SBA website clicking here. The Federal Reserve has also issued a new rule for PPP lenders, removing regulatory […]

CDC Issues New Interim Guidance for Critical Infrastructure Workers

The CDC has issued new interim guidance for critical infrastructure workers who have faced a potential exposure to COVID-19 through a household contact or have had close contact with a confirmed or suspected case. The CDC advises “critical infrastructure workers may be permitted to return to work following potential exposure to COVID-19 provided they remain […]

UPDATED | Vermont Department of Labor Announces More UI Virtual Town Hall Meetings Today and Thursday

The Vermont Department of Labor has announced it will continue its Virtual Town Hall events for the week of April 6. Dates and employer-focused conversation topics for the week of April 6 include: TUESDAY, APRIL 7 Resources for the Self-Employed Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm Overview: Resources available for self-employed or independent contractors and process they […]

National Webinar on Resiliency Strategies for Manufacturers Wednesday

NAM and the Manufacturing Leadership Council are hosting a webinar Wednesday, April 8, at 2:00 pm EDT on how manufacturers can navigate disruptions to working arrangements around the world and the ever-changing expectations of customers, employees and governments during the COVID-19 crisis. This webinar will be an opportunity to get helpful insights on everything from […]

ANR Guidance on Environmental Enforcement; Feedback Requested

ANR last week issued new environmental enforcement and permit compliance guidance in conjunction with the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order. This guidance will expire at the end of the Governor’s state of emergency declaration.  Click here to review the guidance. AIV will be following up with ANR regarding compliance and enforcement issues and accommodation during […]

Video from National Webinar on Employee Safety

A recording of a recent webinar hosted by our national allies at NAM and the Manufacturing Leadership Council discussing the best ways to mitigate the risk to a company’s workforce, limit the spread of COVID-19, and help ensure that critical manufacturing operations can continue is available can be reviewed by clicking here, and a related […]

Monitoring Global Essential Business Guidance

Our national allies at NAM continue to closely monitor global actions that affect manufacturers’ ability to operate around the world, with a particular focus on Mexico and Canada. Mexico has released a decree (click here) that defines a narrow set of industries and activities as essential in Mexico, resulting in considerable uncertainty for the supply […]

On The Wire | News & Analysis from the Web | Roundup from March and April

Gallup COVID-19 Data Brief No. 3.  Gallup 4/7 “Gallup has been polling Americans daily since March 13 on the COVID-19 crisis via the Gallup Panel. The data is yielding unparalleled insights into how Americans are experiencing the crisis at work, at home, through social distancing and much more.Here are brief overviews of Gallup’s latest content […]